Collection of Best Practices / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
FRG_FY2013 [FRG_FY2013]
The mission of the Correlation Network (CN) is to reduce health inequalities and improve the quality of life of marginalized groups in Europe. CN is committed to vulnerable groups, e.g. drug users, se...
The mission of the Correlation Network (CN) is to reduce health inequalities and improve the quality of life of marginalized groups in Europe. CN is committed to vulnerable groups, e.g. drug users, sex workers, migrants, MSM and youth in risk situations, including people living with HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. CN aims to improve access to and quality of medical and social services in a social Europe, in which these groups have a safe place with the same rights as everyone else.

CN works with everyone involved in providing care to marginalized groups: health professionals, researchers, policy makers, activists and others. CN works closely with various affected communities. We believe in meaningful involvement of marginalised groups in the design and implementation of services, and in decision-making processes.

CN is convinced that exchange of expertise and cooperation at the European level will benefit (health) professionals and communities at the national level.

Communication between network members and other stakeholders will take place face-to-face (e.g. at conferences) and through web-based media.

Correlation Network is committed to a number of guiding principles and core values:
- Vulnerable and marginalised communities are involved in a meaningful way in design and implementation of activities and in decision making processes.
- Activities of the network are based on European exchange and cross-border cooperation, creating synergy and added value for all parties involved.
- Activities of the network involve stakeholders from different professional backgrounds, representing various areas of research, practice and policy.
- Activities of the network are based on general principles of public health and human rights.
- Activities of the network ensure a pragmatic and evidence-based approach, respecting the diversities of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or lifestyle of target populations.
- Activities carried out by the network are evaluated regularly and systematically, monitoring the network`s objectives, results, cost-effectiveness and ethical implications.

Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2012)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EPF_FY2013 [EPF_FY2013]
Our mission is to be the collective patients voice at EU level, manifesting the solidarity, power and unity of the EU patients movement, and provide a strong and united patients voice to put patients ...
Our mission is to be the collective patients voice at EU level, manifesting the solidarity, power and unity of the EU patients movement, and provide a strong and united patients voice to put patients at the centre of EU health policy and programmes.
Our vision is patient-centred, high quality, equitable healthcare for all patients throughout the EU.
Core values/guiding principles as agreed in the Strategic Plan:
-We are patient-centred and right-based
-We combat discrimination on the grounds of illness and address health inequalities from the perspective of patients
-We advocate a holistic approach to healthcare issues that includes the social, economic, cultural, environmental and mental health agenda for patients, carers and families
-We foster the empowerment of patients, carers and their families by breaking down attitudinal barriers and prejudice regarding patients place in society as equal citizens
-We consult and build consensus within our membership to address the EU policy issues that have an impact on the patient community
-We are an independent organisation, transparent in all our operations-financial, policy, communications
-We are an open and inclusive organisation and strive to ensure that our work also reflects the opinion of potentially marginalised and under-represented patients, carers and families
-We have a strong commitment to gender equality
-We encourage effective, inclusive and sustainable patient organisations throughout the EU
-We are committed to giving a voice to underrepresented patients, including young patients and reaching out to all ethnic and cultural patient groups
-With regard to ethical issues, EPF respects recognised European and International instruments protecting human rights.
These core values lie at the heart of our organisation - they define who we are, how we work and what we stand for. They not only inform our advocacy/campaign and programme work, but also guide the way we build alliances and partnerships. Our communication strategy ensures that these values are effectively shared with the patient community
Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2012)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EMSP_FY2013 [EMSP_FY2013]
Founded in 1989, EMSP is the umbrella organisation representing 38 national MS societies from 34 European countries. EMSP represents their interests at European level and works collectively with its m...
Founded in 1989, EMSP is the umbrella organisation representing 38 national MS societies from 34 European countries. EMSP represents their interests at European level and works collectively with its members to achieve our goals of high quality equitable treatment and support for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) throughout Europe.

EMSP vision is to move from high quality treatment and support for all PwMS in Europe to a world without MS!

EMSP`s mission is to ensure the development and the implementation of high quality standards of treatment and support for PwMS, their families and their carers in Europe, to allow them to lead their life independently and to recognise them as equal members of the society.

EMSP work priorities to achieve this mission are to:
- influence EU institutions and other decision-making bodies to improve their quality of life for PwMS;
- network with other European organisations which share of vision of truly patient centred approach;
- provide MS member organisations with information on relevant EU draft legislation and how we can influence it, and evidence - based projects that will contribute to their work;
- develop and promote recommendations for improved medical treatment and rehabilitation to be implemented in the EU member states and other countries;
- encourage coordinated research aiming to benefit of PwMS;
- initiate and implement cross-border projects to improve the living conditions of PwMS (e.g. in the field of therapies, employment, social security, infrastructure, etc.);
- act as an information platform by exchanging knowledge and best practices relevant to the work of the national MS member organisations;
- enhance a general awareness on MS by informing and educating external audiences;
- and to support national MS Societies, both recent and long-established, in Europe.
Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2012)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Prevent_FY2013 [Prevent_FY2013]
The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing...
The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing and promoting good workplace health practice, which in turn contributes to a high level of health protection and sustainable economic and social development in Europe.
This vision is part of a broader vision at European policy level: The EU Lisbon Agenda identifies the goal for this decade to develop the EU region `to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion`. In this context workplace health promotion is part of the concept of quality in work with impacts on productivity, employment and social cohesion.

Healthy work impacts on the quality of working life and non-working life, and contributes to the level of health protection of communities and populations. It also impacts on microeconomic performance (productivity and innovation) and macroeconomic performance (efficiency of the health care, welfare and education sector, competitiveness of businesses at company, national and European level). Healthy work finally also contributes to social cohesion.

Healthy work is organised through processes both inside and outside enterprises that are based on the general management cycle, and specifically include infrastructure building and marketing.

With its vision and mission, ENWHP contributes especially to the reduction of health inequalities, to the development of a European health information system and to improving important health determinants with impacts on all relevant settings in working and non-working life.

Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
SANL_FY2013 [SANL_FY2013]
Stichting Aids Fonds - STOP AIDS NOW - Soa Aids Nederland (SANL) is host organisation of the network AIDS Action Europe (AAE). SANL is a national organisation that aims to prevent sexually transmitted...
Stichting Aids Fonds - STOP AIDS NOW - Soa Aids Nederland (SANL) is host organisation of the network AIDS Action Europe (AAE). SANL is a national organisation that aims to prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and improve the quality of STI control in the Netherlands. The operating grant is requested for the core work programme of AAE.
AAE`s mission is to unite civil society to work towards a more effective response to the HIV epidemic in Europe and Central Asia. We strive for better protection of human rights and universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support. We work towards a reduction of health inequalities focussing on most at risk populations and the epidemic in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
We envision a world where people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS can enjoy life free from stigma, discrimination, and persecution, and have universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support.
AAE`s policy, advocacy and linking and learning work is shaped by a set of core values: be accountable and hold others accountable; be transparent; be inclusive; put in practice the GIPA principle (greater involvement of people living with HIV); work from a human rights based approach; facilitate a networking and partnership culture; be cost-effective; and make a difference.
Our mission is communicated through our website, in our promotion leaflet, work plans and annual reports, among others.
Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices